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I've been clearing out the odds and ends from my collection, and this lovely little group tumbled into the light. I'm not sure what to do with it, except pass it along to a collector who is more into things like this. Help me with a value, please.

 

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Here are some random close ups. I have closer shots of everything, if someone wants to PM me about it; is interested in it.

 

Medals, orders and pins are, as far as I can make out:

 

10-15-20 years irreproachable service medals.

medal for "combat" service (which I understand was sometimes awarded in lieu of a 10-year service medal).

komsomol pin.

50-60-70 years USSR armed forced medals.

25 years impeccable service "veterans of USSR armed forces" medal.

100 years Lenin birthday commemorative.

30th anniv. Great Patriotic War.

1973-1974 Socialist "emulation" winner pins.

 

Looks like he was a 40-year man, the earliest to latest dates are about 1956 - 1996.

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10-15-20 years irreproachable service medals.

medal for "combat" service (which I understand was sometimes awarded in lieu of a 10-year service medal).

Since he received all three Impeccable Service Medals, the MCM must have been awarded for something else. I can't find anything about a Decree issued on May 10, 1970, but the date suggests it has got something to do with the 25th anniversary of victory in the war.

 

The medals are all rather common, but the paperwork, the fact that he was a Major General, and the further research possibilities make this a pretty nice group. I'd say the set is worth about $200,

 

Here's a picture of his headstone: http://spb-tombs-walkeru.narod.ru/2013/6/28.htm

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Thanks for the reply, great stuff. Couple questions: the Soviet Navy had Generals?

 

One of the documents has a 1995 date. I assume that is an expiration date, then, since his tombstone says he died in 1992. Or is there another explanation?

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Thanks for the reply, great stuff. Couple questions: the Soviet Navy had Generals?

Yes, there were several shore-based service branches that used army ranks, such as the Coastal Service and, as in this case, the Engineering Service.

 

One of the documents has a 1995 date. I assume that is an expiration date, then, since his tombstone says he died in 1992. Or is there another explanation?

The document you're referring to says that it's "valid until March 1995".

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